The ability to recognize one’s emotions.

August 16, 2010 at 11:45 am | Posted in Lifescape | Leave a comment
A critical aspect of self-awareness is the ability to recognize and temper one’s emotions.
clipped from www.scientificamerican.com

Me, Myself and I: How the Brain Maintains a Sense of Self

Although people change throughout their lives, most hold a steady view of who they are. How does this become unglued for some?

  • We perceive the “I” as stable, but the self is actually a construct that the brain works constantly to maintain.
  • Self-knowledge involves both simple mental processes, such as knowing where one’s body is in space, and complex ones, such as fabricating a life story out of past events.
  • A critical aspect of self-awareness is the ability to recognize and temper one’s emotions.
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